Through the Eyes of Maud
  Ontario - Then and Now
  The Land
The People

Through the Eyes of Maud ~ Teacher Resources 

Literature Connections:

Aronson , Billy- Meteors- The Truth Behind Shooting Stars- Grolier 1996

Berger, Melvin - Life in the Desert - Newbridge Communications 1996

Buckley, Susan- Pioneers - A Scholastic Curriculum Guide -Scholastic 1998

Fichter, George - Snakes and Lizards - Golden Books 1993

Glasscock, Sarah - Laura Ingalls Wilder- An Author's Story - Steck-Vaughn Co. 1998

Glasscock, Sarah - My Prairie Summer - Steck-Vaughn Co. 1998

Hest, Amy - When Jessie Came Across the Sea - Scholastic 1997

Levitin, Sonia - Boom Town - Scholastic 1998

McGovern, Ann - ...If You Lived 100 Years Ago - Scholastic 1999

Moss, Marissa - Rachel's Journal - The Story of a Pioneer Girl - Scholastic 1998

Murphy, Dallas - Pioneers - Read-Aloud Plays - Scholastic - 1998

Odyssey Magazine - "Cosmic Showers" - October 1999

Palmer, Joy - Wind - Raintree Steck Vaughn 1993

Palotta, Jerry - The Yucky Reptile Book - Charlesbridge 1989

Polacco, Patricia -Meteor! - Putnam & Grosset Group 1987

Simon, Seymour - Comets, Meteors and Asteroids - William Morrow & Co. 1994

Simon, Seymour - Storms - Scholastic 1989

Supraner, Robyn - I Can Read About Weather - Troll 1997

Warren, Andrea - Pioneer Girl - Growing Up on the Prairie - Scholastic 1998

Wilder, Laura Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie series


Website Connections:

State Standards :

3.1 Students describe the physical and human

geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs

and charts to organize information about people,

places, and environments in spatial context by:

1. identifying geographical features found in their local

region (e.g., deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, lakes)

2. tracing the ways in which people have used the

resources of the local region and modified the physical

environment (e.g., a dam constructed upstream

changed a river or coastline)


3.3 Students draw from historical and community

resources to organize the sequence of events in local

history and describe how each period of settlement

left its mark on the land, in terms of:

1. the explorers who visited here, the newcomers who

settled here, and the people who continue to come to

the region, including their cultural and religious

traditions and contributions

2. the economies established by the settlers and their

influence on present-day economy, with emphasis on

the importance of private property and entrepreneurship

3. why their community was established, how individuals

and families contributed to its founding and

development, and how the community has changed

over time, drawing upon primary sources(e.g., maps,

photographs, oral histories, letters, newspapers)


Sources for material:

  • Ontario City Library Model Colony History Room/ Terry Carter
  • Ontario Fruit Grower
  • Ontario Record
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Pictures Now
  • Mountain View School District